Saturday, 6 February 2016

New Sheer Mag track

Here's the opening track from the new SHEER MAG 7". Test presses have just been approved and it'll be out early next month:



They'll be doing a full US / Mexican tour at the same time, including dates with IMPALERS, STRUTTER, S.H.I.T., DOWNTOWN BOYS, LAFFING GAS and more. Check those out here.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

New Releases from URANIUM CLUB, SHEER MAG and STRUTTER, distro sale, upcoming releases and more!

Hi there, 
I hope everyone had a good Christmas / New Year break. Things have been busy as always here even though things have been a little bit quiet on the new release front. However, that's all about to change! We have three new releases out as of today, and also have a few things in the works (which you can read about further down). But to get things rolling:

NEW RELEASES:

SSR033: URANIUM CLUB - Human Exploration LP
SSR033
Originally released as a cassette, the debut from Minneapolis' Uranium Club is now widely available as an LP. Uranium Club play a kind of minimalist, agitated, catchy punk rock that reminds us of Wire before they released 'Pink Flag', but with an extra snotty attitude and bundles of energy. For a more recent comparison try early Total Control or the Shitty Limits. Each of the seven tracks on here explode from the vinyl, with each track more energetic than the one before, and they'll all be stuck in your head for weeks afterwards.
 
First 100 copies are on red vinyl and only available via mailorder.
"Originally released as a cassette, the debut from Minneapolis' Uranium Club is now widely available as an LP. Uranium Club play a kind of minimalist, agitated, catchy punk rock that reminds us of Wire before they released 'Pink Flag', but with an extra snotty attitude and bundles of energy. For a more recent comparison try early Total Control or the Shitty Limits. Each of the seven tracks on here explode from the vinyl, with each track more energetic than the one before, and they'll all be stuck in your head for weeks afterwards."

First 100 copies are on red vinyl and only available via mailorder.



SSR034: STRUTTER - Demo CS
SSR034
"Demo tape from this new Austin band that features members from IMPALERS, THEE NODES, BLOTTER and POWER TRIP among others. Seven tracks of high energy, catchy as hell hardcore punk that will make you want to go and meet your mates in the pogo."

Limited to 100 hand numbered and pro-dubbed cassettes.


SSR031CD: SHEER MAG - I / II CD
"Limited cd containing Sheer Mag's first two EP's to coincide with the bands first trip to Europe. Eight tracks in twenty seven minutes. In 2014, Sheer Mag seemingly came out of nowhere with possibly our favourite release of the year. They are the only band of recent times that manages to sound like a mix of a classic Seventies rock record, power pop and an obscure English DIY 7" from the late 70's. Everything sounds scrappy, fuzzy and scuzzy and it's all the better for it. The riff packed guitar work and fuzzed female vocals sit perfectly together whilst the crude rhythms just adds bounce and basic beats. Think a mix of the power pop delight of Protex,  the lo-fi nature of The Seize, the riffs of Thin Lizzy and the powerful female vocal of Suzi Quatro."
The CD comes in a reverse board digipak with lyric sheet insert.



REPRESSES:
After both being sold out for short while, we've repressed both the ULTRA VIOLENT - CRIME FOR REVENGE 7" and also the IMPALERS - PSYCHEDELIC SNUTSKALLAR LP. Both are killer records and we intend to keep them in circulation for as long as people want them. The next record we'll be repressing is the debut LP from THE NUMBER ONES, and that should be back in the next month or so.

DISTRO SALE:
In order to try and slim things down a little bit on the various shelves in my room where most of the records in the mailorder are kept, I've reduced the prices on a whole bunch of records in the distro. On the whole, most LP's are now around the £5 mark and 7"s around £2.50-3.00. Most I only have 1 or 2 copies left of, and I'd much rather they went to a good home than sit here. There's a lot of good stuff in there, so go wild. You can check out the reduced records right here: http://staticshockrecords.limitedrun.com/categories/sale

UPCOMING RELEASES:
It's looking like this year is going to undoubtedly be the most productive one we've had in the last seven years of doing the label, and we already have five records in the works that I want to tell you about right now! 

The first of which will be the debut 7" from STRUTTER. You've probably noticed the tape above, well the 7" has another four brand new songs, and is one of the better 7"s I've heard in a while. This one is at the pressing plant right now and should be out in about a months time. If you're in the USA, the mighty BEACH IMPEDIMENT RECORDS is releasing this one over there, so keep an eye out for that alongside the debut LP from Blood Pressure!

Following that, the long awaited third EP from SHEER MAG will be coming out! Four new tracks, and just as great as the first two EP's. This one should be out for early-March. This is going to be a split release with the bands own WILSUNS RC imprint.

THE NUMBER ONES have been recording this past weekend for a new EP that will hopefully be leading up to their second full length. I believe the tracks are currently being mixed before being sent to Mikey Young for mastering, and will go to the plant shortly after that. The new songs they've been playing live lately are all total hits. 

London's EFIALTIS are also recording for their debut 7" this weekend! Alongside Arms Race and Frau, EFIALTIS are hands down my favourite local band and they only get better each time I see them. If you haven't come across them yet, they play feral hard punk with vocals in Greek. They put out a solid demo last summer and I'm confident that the 7" will be even better.

Finally, SIEVEHEAD from Sheffield will be recording a new 7" for us in late Feburary as a follow up to their excellent debut LP 'Into The Blue' which came out on Milk Run a couple of months back. They play killer post punk that also reminds me a little of The Wedding Present covering The Wipers (or vice versa?) at times.

Okay, that's probably more than enough information for now, but thanks as always for the support and I hope you like the new releases as much as we do!

Tom / Static Shock

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Upcoming Releases: Uranium Club / Strutter / Sheer Mag

It seems like ages since I've posted any upcoming release information on here, but finally our last three releases of the year are coming up fast and will be available to order in the coming weeks! All three of these will be available for early December:

First up is the debut LP from Minneapolis' URANIUM CLUB. It's called 'Human Exploration'. I love this record and I hope you will too. You can listen to a couple of songs right here:


"Originally released as a cassette, the debut from Minneapolis' Uranium Club is now widely available as an LP. Uranium Club play a kind of minimalist, agitated, catchy punk rock that reminds us of Wire before they released 'Pink Flag', but with an extra snotty attitude and bundles of energy. For a more recent comparison try early Total Control or the Shitty Limits. Each of the seven tracks on here explode from the vinyl, with each track more energetic than the one before, and they'll all be stuck in your head for weeks afterwards."

They'll also be gracing us with a UK/European tour next spring, so get on this now and give yourselves something to look forward to! If you're in the USA, you should be grabbing this from Fashionable Idiots. I think it may be sold out from them right now, but it'll be around again real soon.

We're also repressing the demo tape from Austin's STRUTTER. This is a total banger and I'm pretty happy to be able to help keep this one in circulation. They feature members of IMPALERS among others and play catchy hardcore punk, done very well. You can listen to the whole tape here:


Finally, SHEER MAG are currently about halfway through their mammoth seven week European tour, which by all accounts is going great. We pressed up a limited CD collection of both EP's for the trip, and if you're that way inclined we'll have a small amount of copies available for mailorder at the same time as the Uranium Club and Strutter releases, but try to get it from the band if you can and support them on the road. They're out for another four weeks and the tour dates are posted further down this page. Their third 7" EP has been recorded and will be out early next year!

Monday, 7 September 2015

SHEER MAG European Tour dates

Here they are! For updates, check out the Facebook event here.

Di. 03.11.2015 Bologna - Freakout Club
Mi. 04.11.2015 Munich - Kafe Kult
Do. 05.11.2015 Zürich - Dynamo Werk 21
Fr. 06.11.2015 Kortrijk - The Pits
Sa. 07.11.2015 London - Static Shock Weekend
So. 08.11.2015 Nottingham - JT Soar
Mo. 09.11.2015 Glasgow -- The Old Hairdressers
Di. 10.11.2015 Sheffield - The Lughole
Mi. 11.11.2015 Dublin - Bello Bar
Do. 12.11.2015 Leeds - Temple Of Boom
Fr. 13.11.2015 London - The Lexington (Sold Out)
Sa. 14.11.2015 Brighton - The West Hill Hall
So. 15.11.2015 Paris - Le Picolo
Mo. 16.11.2015 Amsterdam - Occii
Di. 17.11.2015 Münster - Gleis 22
Mi. 18.11.2015 Bremen - tba
Do. 19.11.2015 Hamburg - Hafenklang
Fr. 20.11.2015 Aalborg - 1000 Fryd
Sa. 21.11.2015 Copenhagen - Ungdomshuset
So. 22.11.2015 Gothenburg - Bengans
Mo. 23.11.2015 Oslo - tba
Di. 24.11.2015 Uppsala - Costeau
Mi. 25.11.2015 Umea - tba
Do. 26.11.2015 Tampere - Vastavirta
Fr. 27.11.2015 Jyväskylä - Musta Kynnys
Sa. 28.11.2015 Helsinki - Lepakkomies
So. 29.11.2015 Stockholm - tba
Mo. 30.11.2015 Malmö - tba
Di. 01.12.2015 Berlin - Thommy Weissbecker Haus
Mi. 02.12.2015 Dresden - Az Conni
Do. 03.12.2015 Off Day
Fr. 04.12.2015 Leipzig - Zoro
Sa. 05.12.2015 Vienna - Venster 99
So. 06.12.2015 Budapest - tba
Mo. 07.12.2015 Belgrade - tba
Di. 08.12.2015 Ioannina - Antiviosi
Mi. 09.12.2015 Patras - tba
Do. 10.12.2015 Athens - tba
Fr. 11.12.2015 Thessaloniki - tba
Sa. 12.12.2015 Istanbul - tba
So. 13.12.2015 Skopje - Mkc
Mo. 14.12.2015 Zagreb - Attack
Di. 15.12.2015 Milan - Sacrestia
Mi. 16.12.2015 Grenoble - tba
Do. 17.12.2015 Barcelona - tba
Fr. 18.12.2015 Mallorca - tba
Sa. 19.12.2015 Madrid - Rock Palace
So. 20.12.2015 San Sebastian - Dabadaba (early show for kids & a regular show too. Both at the same place.)
Mo. 21.12.2015 Bordeaux - tba
Di. 22.12.2015 Lyon - tba

Friday, 4 September 2015

STATIC SHOCK WEEKEND 2015



For the third time we have over 30 of some of the best contemporary punk, hardcore, post punk and related bands from the UK, France, Spain, Mallorca, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Ireland and America joining us this time around, including BLAZING EYE coming over just for the fest, SHEER MAG's first ever UK show, UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE, who's first ever show happened at the first Static Shock Weekend, are making a no doubt triumphant return, and plenty of other highlights.

This year the majority of the shows will be happening at DIY Space For London, which is finally opening it's doors after three years of fundraising and work to open a dedicated social centre. London has been in need of a space like this for a long time, and it's exciting to see it finally come to fruition. You can check out more information about that right here: http://diyspaceforlondon.org/

Please note that DSFL is a members club and you'll need to join to attend those shows, it only costs £2, and you can do that at the link above.

We are also working on cramming some other events into the schedule, like a punk record fair, film screenings, karaoke night etc. More info on those will be happening nearer the time...

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ADVANCE TICKETS:
Tickets are now up for sale at this link. If you wish, you can get a weekend pass which saves you £8. Almost every show of the fest sold out last year, and we're expecting that to happen again, so please keep that in mind: http://staticshockrecords.limitedrun.com/tickets

Locals: Tickets will be available in All Ages Records from next week.

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Here is this year's schedule:

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5TH - Main Show

DIY SPACE FOR LONDON
96-102 Ormside Street
Peckham
London, SE15 1TF
£8 | 7:00PM DOORS

SAUNA YOUTH
THE LOVE TRIANGLE
TRANCE (Palma, Mallorca)
SANG (Trento, Italy)
EFIALTIS
SONIC ORDER

“DSFL is a member's club. Open to members and their guests only. Membership costs £2 and takes 48 hours to take effect. Join and pay at diyspaceforlondon.org”
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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH - Main Show

THE DOME
2a Dartmouth Park Hill
Tufnell Park
London
£13 | 6:00PM DOORS
14+

BLAZING EYE (Los Angeles, USA, Only UK/European show!)
ORDEN MUNDIAL (Palma, Mallorca)
PERSPEX FLESH
GOOD THROB
OBSTRUCT
SLUR

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH - Aftershow
VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED
£5 ON THE DOOR | 12:00AM DOORS

DIGITAL OCTOPUS (Paris, France)
URBANOIA (Oslo, Norway)
THE SMEAR
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH - Matinee Show

DIY SPACE FOR LONDON
96-102 Ormside Street
Peckham
London, SE15 1TF

£8 | 12:30PM DOORS

SUDOR (Madrid, Spain)
PISS (Berlin, Germany)
VERTIGO (Barcelona)
SISSY (Dublin, Ireland)
SNOB

“DSFL is a member's club. Open to members and their guests only. Membership costs £2 and takes 48 hours to take effect. Join and pay at diyspaceforlondon.org”

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH - Main Show

THE DOME
2a Dartmouth Park Hill
Tufnell Park
London
£13 | 6:00PM DOORS
14+

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE (Barcelona)
SHEER MAG (Philadelphia, USA)
VIOLENT REACTION
ANASAZI (New York, USA)
THE LOWEST FORM
FRAU

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH - Aftershow
VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED
£5 ON THE DOOR | 12:00AM DOORS

SPECIAL GUESTS
CULT SYNDROME
SEMI

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8TH - Afternoon Show

DIY SPACE FOR LONDON
96-102 Ormside Street
Peckham
London, SE15 1TF
£8 | 14:00PM DOORS

THE FLEX
DISGUISE (Dublin, Ireland)
ARMS RACE
NO
SICK STATE (Belgium)

“DSFL is a member's club. Open to members and their guests only. Membership costs £2 and takes 48 hours to take effect. Join and pay at diyspaceforlondon.org”

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TICKETS: http://staticshockrecords.limitedrun.com/tickets
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474819296170072/
EMAIL: staticshockrecords@gmail.com
TUMBLR: http://staticshockweekend.tumblr.com/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/staticshockwknd

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Upcoming shows from Sievehead and Flesh World

We're putting on a couple of shows of the next couple of weeks, and the line up's are pretty great if we say so ourselves.

First of all, we have Yorkshire's Sievehead and Bad Manfiest coming through on tour. This is also Frau's homecoming show after their US/Canadian/Mexican tour which is happening right now!

(Flyer by Colin Mifsud)

Following that a couple of weeks later, San Francisco's Flesh World be playing the last show on their UK tour, and have Good Throb, The Lowest Frm and Border with them. This is going to be a good one for sure:

(Flyer by Charlotte Procter)

For more info on both of these and other shows we're booking, check out this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/staticshockgigvolume/

Monday, 17 August 2015

SHEER MAG UK / Ireland tour dates!



SHEER MAG are coming over for the first time this coming November! They will also be doing a full mainland tour, but for now, here are the dates for the UK and Ireland:

Saturday November 7th: Static Shock Weekend, London
Sunday November 8th: JT Soar, Nottingham
Monday November 9th: The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
Tuesday November 10th: The Lughole, Sheffield
Wednesday November 11th: Dublin, Ireland
Thursday November 12th: Temple Of Boom, Leeds
Friday November 13th: The Lexington, London
Saturday November 14th: West Hill Hall, Brighton

Here's a video of them playing at the Boiler Room in Boston a few months back: